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Theatre and Dance
Sorenson Language and Communication Center (SLCC) 1201
Requirements for a Minor in Dance The minor in dance consists of a minimum of 15 credit hours. The first two years of the dance minor consist of two credits...
Theatre has always been a part of Deaf culture as a medium and outlet for our community’s love for visual storytelling, often incorporating American Sign Language (ASL) as an artistic means of communication, expression, and accessibility.
For many of our students, Gallaudet theatre represents a unique first series of opportunities to work, perform, and team with others like themselves, sharing a common identity and language free of barriers. Participating in a Gallaudet theatre production is an ideal opportunity for Deaf theatre students of all backgrounds to dive in to different areas of production, more so for those who have never been afforded such opportunities before coming to Gallaudet. It helps them to discover their natural skills and talents within a theatre context.
Our productions support the classroom with a wealth of opportunities for hands-on experience while challenging, expanding, and strengthening student creative and critical thinking capabilities as valuable lifelong skill sets.
The Gilbert C. Eastman Award - amount varies yearly
Gilbert C. Eastman ('57) was the first Deaf man to receive a theatre Masters of Fine Arts degree, and he was instrumental in the creation of Gallaudet's Theatre Arts Department, where he inspired and mentored many young Deaf actors. He was among the original members of the National Theatre of the Deaf (NTD) when it was founded, and he is associated with the production of more than 50 plays, as a writer, actor, stage manager, translator, and director. He authored six plays and several books.
The Victoria "Luce" LeBlanc Memorial Scholarship - amount varies yearly
(Its endowment is on track to become active by the 2023-24 school year.)
Victoria (Luce) LeBlanc ('14) was a double major in English and Theatre Arts.
She was one of the most brilliant and gifted students ever to pass through the Theatre and Dance program, parlaying her love, passion, and respect for theatre—one equaled if not surpassed by her love for English and literature—into a lifelong ethos until her death at the age of 32.
In recognition of her love for both disciplines, a memorial scholarship at Gallaudet has been established in Victoria’s name, to be awarded to dedicated students of English and/or Theatre Arts.
Theatre Master Electrician
A theatre internship is a requirement for a BA degree in Theatre Arts. Internships offer students opportunities for career path exploration within performing arts fields and industries. Students will experience and see what a post-graduation career in looks like and what can be expected on...
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"THEATRE IS NOT A REAL JOB." There has always been a persistent misconception about theatre. Why major in theatre? The theatre major won't be the last person to be laughed at, or dismissively told, "Theatre is not a real job." It's plainly obvious theatre majors...
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